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BTS Sets High Fan Expectations For Their Upcoming 'Carpool Karaoke'

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By Adreon Patterson

K-pop group BTS is ready to ride with The Late Late Show host James Corden and do a session of "Carpool Karaoke."

The K-pop boyband (composed of Jungkook, Jimin, SUGA, Jin, J-Hope, RM and V) will join Corden for The Late Late Show's popular musical segment with its airdate set for February 25.

The group is currently promoting their new album Map of the Soul: 7 featuring the hit "Boys in Luv" featuring Halsey along with "On" and "Black Swan."


February 25 will be their first time doing the popular segment, but the fifth appearance on the late-night show.

The group's spokesman RM talked about the time and process to create the segment.

"It took like three, four hours. I heard it’s the biggest car they ever rented because we're seven [members]. Some van, like, really hot inside," RM mentioned. "Like, 16 cameras inside and Corden wasn't driving it. I didn't know, I thought he really drove, but safety first."

Corden posted an image on Instagram with the group to promote their appearance.

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The late-night host and actor usually drive the "Carpool Karaoke" cars during the segment.

Corden admitted that he doesn't always drive the vehicles if the team thinks it might not be safe. Usually, this request is made if the host and guests are doing a dance routine, costume change or any other reason.

The host's admission came off the heels of the Justin Bieber controversy, where behind-the-scene photos revealed the two were being pulled by a truck in the streets of Los Angeles.

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In the meantime, BTS is promoting all over the globe following the release of its newest album.

"After this big series called Love Yourself, we started basically finding what's inside our soul, Map of the Soul, figuring out what's inside our souls, all seven," RM explained of the influence and inspiration behind their seventh studio album. "We started with the Persona, the social mask, now we're here with 'Shadow' and 'Ego' and it's combined with the seventh."

The album has already topped digital download and streaming charts upon the album being released.

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Like their previous efforts, Map of the Soul: 7 is filled with collaboration, including a bonus track with Sia called "On."

The group was proud of their Sia collaboration.

"Every time we do these collaborations, we're always amazed that we're able to work with these great artists and this time it was the same," J-Hope expressed. "It was really amazing and interesting. Her voice is amazing."

RM added, "Actually I tweeted about her like six years ago when 'Chandelier' was first released. I just watched the movie, on the day it was released and I was shocked. I never knew about her before, but I watched the music video and I got shocked."

He added, "I [tweeted], 'this artist got to go to Billboard No. 1.' I tweeted about that and collaboration happened."

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Along with the album's release, BTS announced that they will be embarking on a Map of the Soul Tour, which kicks off in April and end in September. The tour will hit North America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

When asked the one word they would use to describe their upcoming concerts, Jimin instantly replied, "BOOM!"

Map of the Soul: 7 is poised to debut at number one on the Billboard charts with up to 300,000 units sold as well as within the top 10 in other countries.

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